We are very proud to offer RHJ patients access to in-house lactation consultation by our very own board-certified lactation consultant and Nurse Practitioner, Katie Blanchette.
Breastfeeding is an experience unique to each woman and pregnancy, and is a learning process for mom and baby. Katie sees pregnant and postpartum patients alike for a 30 minute appointment to offer guidance, teaching, and support. Topics covered in the consultation range from:
- personal breastfeeding goals
- breastfeeding best practices
- breastfeeding challenges
- using and understanding lactation devices and breast pumps
- supplements to breastfeeding and more
Currently, consultations for postpartum patients who will be bringing their newborn with them can only be scheduled in our Chevy Chase location. Katie utilizes a breastfeeding specific scale that is calibrated to one-hundredth of a gram for maximum accuracy in pre and post-feed weight recording to best measure how much baby is taking in at breast feedings.
For more information about lactation consulting and breastfeeding, please visit the following resource pages: